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Rachel Maddow plays 'Who Would You Rather?' with former presidents

Plus, the animal she thinks Donald Trump most resembles

If you’re gonna talk about politics with your drinking buddies, you’d be hard pressed to find a bigger expert than Rachel Maddow.

Not only does Maddow serve as the host of The Rachel Maddow Show (which airs weekdays at 9 p.m. on MSNBC), but she’s also the co-anchor of MSNBC’s primetime political coverage, alongside Brian Williams. (Plus, we’d read that she mixes a mean martini.) With the presidential election only a few weeks away, EW invited Maddow to hangout for a few after-work drinks at the storied Hurley’s Saloon in midtown Manhattan, where we asked her very, very important political questions like: If Donald Trump were an animal, what would he be? And if Hillary Clinton were a musical instrument, what would she be?

We also asked Maddow about her favorite and least favorite presidents, dove into weird presidential hobbies — including John Quincy Adams’ penchant for skinny-dipping – and took Maddow through a round of presidential “Who’d You Rather?” including a battle between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. “Oh, that’s too easy,” Maddow said with a laugh.

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